Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease which causes pain and inflammation, affecting around 1% of the UK population. The traditional appointments system, with face-to-face appointments at fixed intervals, can mean that patients struggle to access care when they need it most – when they are having a ‘flare’, or increase in symptoms. In addition, symptoms can fluctuate significantly, making it difficult for patients to accurately communicate changing patterns in their symptoms over time.
Since 2021, King’s Improvement Science (KIS) have been working with the Health Innovation Network, local NHS and patient partners, and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) to evaluate the roll-out of a new remote monitoring service across six hospitals in south-east London, designed to address these issues.
Panel members will include:
- Ailsa Bosworth, NRAS National Patient Champion
- Emma-Jayne Adams and Mary-Ann Palmer, rheumatoid arthritis patient researchers
- Dr Toby Garrood, consultant rheumatologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
- Rachel Rowan Olive, patient and public involvement co-ordinator, King’s Improvement Science
You do not need a social media account to watch on YouTube, and there’s no need to book – just tune in at 7pm on the 28 June on whichever platform suits you best. The event will be live-streamed across the NRAS social media channels.
- YouTube - YouTube
- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nationalrheumatoidarthritissociety
- Twitter - https://twitter.com/NRAS_UK
- Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/nras
This event is supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust via the King’s Engaged Researcher Network, with additional accessibility funding provided by King’s Improvement Science.
- Read about the KIS project evaluating remote monitoring in rheumatology outpatients
- Read a blog by Emma-Jayne and Mary-Ann about working on the evaluation.
- Find out about support for people living with RA National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society